UK Government agree to set up Council of Data Ethics

Ministers accept recommendation made by House of Commons committee around the use of big data The UK Government is to set up an independent council to address concerns over privacy and security prompted by the use of big data. Ministers this week accepted a recommendation by the UK Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee to establish a Council of Data Science Ethics. The body, which is expected to sit within the Alan Turing Institute, would “provide technical research and thought leadership on the implications of data science across all sectors”, the UK Government said. RELATED CONTENT Public sector workers urged to explore open data potential New pan-European data privacy laws a ‘gamechanger’, says senior Scottish Government cyber security tsar UK and Scottish governments urged to improve ‘ad hoc’ data sharing techUK, which…


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